Jimbo Fisher, the head coach of the Texas A&M Aggies, doesn’t exactly appreciate the thought that the legendary Texas A&M football class was bought.
Don’t make a joke about NIL money around Texas A&M Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher. Just don’t do it. Without a doubt, he will not think any such humor is funny.
When discussing his recruiting class with Josh Pate of 247Sports, Fisher did everything he could to deny the notion that NIL money may have influenced the way the legendary Texas A&M signing class shaped up.
The Aggies just put together the highest-rated recruiting class college football has ever seen. Fisher wants you to know that this is result of “hard work by [A&M’s coaching] staff.”
After acknowledging how there were some NIL deals, he took the opportunity to point out the way other universities, such as Alabama and Ohio State, had players land more lucrative NIL opportunities.
“We were one of the lower ones,” Fisher said to Pate. “I mean, if I remember right, it was Nick who brought up how his quarterback had a million-dollar deal. I mean, and that was great. Ohio State put out an article that they had the highest NIL deals of anyone in the country.”
Texas A&M football: Jimbo Fisher frustrated by notion that Aggies used NIL money to land recruiting class
While Fisher doesn’t seem to think there’s anything wrong with that, he doesn’t want you to think that’s how the Aggies got their recruiting success.
“That’s legal! It’s all legal! It’s fine,” Fisher explained. “But that had nothing to do with this class or anything else that went on. This was hard work by our staff. And I say, it’s insulting to the kids who come here that you insinuate that, that people insinuate that, at things that were taken off a message board.”
Fisher held nothing back at all.
He took shots at message boards (which is always fun) and made sure to defend his coaching staff, their recruiting efforts, and the players that just signed with A&M. That’s not bad for a day’s work.